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and outline the next steps i will take. as background, puerto rico has been a u.s. territory since 1898. the island is home to 3.7 million american citizens who cannot vote for president, are not represented in the senate, and elect a nonvoting member to the house. federal law is supreme in puerto rico but its residents are treated unequally under many federal programs. voters were first asked whether they want puerto rico to remain a territory. over 1.7 million people answered. which is about 75% of registered voters on the island. 54% said they did not want the current status to continue while 46% said they did. voters were then asked to express their preference among the three viable alternatives to the current status. statehood, free association and independence. over 1.3 million people chose an option. 61% voted for statehood. 33% voted for free association. and 5.5% voted for independence. in addition, 472,000 voters did not provide an answer. this marked the first time voters were directly asked whether they want puerto rico to remain a territory. one of the two main political pa
committee. another candidate the president's national security adviser tom domilan and u.s. am bass kor susan rice who may some controversial to republicans because she was the obama's representative who gave the initial incorrect intelligence information about benghazi attack. treasury, the top candidate to replace geithner is jack lew who has served as the president's budget director. the president may decide to keep lew where he is and might look elsewhere. a bunch of names have bethrown there. mark warner, erkine bowles. at the pentagon, leon panetta's departure probably won't after until after spring. but some think that michelle will be the first ever woman to head the pentagon. and then in the senate, rhode island senator jack reed, and john kerry, the man who talked bob gates into staying at defense in the beginning of the president's first term. and then there's john kerry and some thought there if rice gets stayed, they still would want to put kerry in the cabinet somewhere. and then there's attorney general eric holder. long time target of conservatives. he said he's undecide
by hour. we will be discussing this new information later in this hour with john bolton a former u.s. ambassador to the united nations. >> heather: lights are coming on for some in new york city while others are learning it could be weeks before their power is restored. mayor mike bloomberg on the latest recovery efforts and help cannot come soon enough for those living in hard hit areas of staten island. david lee miller is standing by with the very latest. >> reporter: let's start with conflicting information. there are reports at this hour that authorities have stopped the free distribution of free gasoline, gasoline from the department of defense that had been delivered to various parts of new york city by using tanker trucks and first responders were eligible to get that gas. i can tell you that here on staten island there is such a tanker truck and gasoline is being distributed to the general public as well as a separate line for first responders. at least here in staten island, free gasoline is available to the general public. authorities say they have at least 36 hour supply
as he continues to that 2014 deadline for u.s. troops out of the afghanistan. the ceremonies get under way later this morning we'll have live coverage at 11:00 eastern here on c-span. washington journal continues on this sunday november 11. we'll be back in a moment. >> some patients require special therapy, hip knows sis is effect nive certain types of battle northeast rose sis f. >> now you're deep asleep. we're going back now, going back to -- one of the most important procedures is group psychotherapy. here under the psych tryst guidance the patient lerns to understand something of the basis causes of his distress. >> i'd like to see if we can get some illustrations about how one's personal safety would stem from childhood safety. if i had done anything wrong afseshamed of i would tell them what i had done so i kept it to myself. >> this weekend on c-span 3 let there be light. his world war ii dk meantry on combat trauma and treatment. today at 4 p.m. eastern. >> i want my fiction to be intensely journalistic because unless you get out and look at what is going on these days, you'r
u.s. senate and how our lives can change if the balance of power shifts in the senate and both presidential candidates holding battleground state rallies and the reporters are there and the last minute strategies. we'll be right back. >>> a live picture from we'rwith questions fromtump sombing elections.kies do you know where your polling place is? maybe somewhere around my house. mine's just, right over that way. well you can find out exactly where it is using bing elections. it's a good day for politics. which way do you lean politically? conservative. republican. well, using the bing news selector you can find news from whichever way you lean. (together) social on this side, financial. which party is currently predicted to win a majority in the senate? the republicans? would you make a bet on that? no. are you chicken? to start her own interior design business. she's got a growing list of clients she keeps in touch with using e-mail marketing from constantcontact.com. constantcontact is easy and affordable. it lets her send out updates and photos that showcase her expertise
. we need it now more than ever. chevron's putting more than $8 billion dollars back in the u.s. economy this year. in pipes, cement, steel, jobs, energy. we need to get the wheels turning. i'm p. making real things... for real. ...that make a real difference. ♪ >>> the u.s. justice department announced it's sending hundreds of federal observers to monitor polling places. cnn's joe johns joins me from washington. joe, why are they doing this? how unusual is this? >> reporter: it's not that unusual. four years ago they sent roughly the same number out to watch the election in 2008. the bottom line here is they are sendsing quite a number of people, something like 780 federal observers. they'll be going to something like 23 different states, about six or seven battleground states among them. 51 separate jurisdictions within the states, fred. and which states are we talking about? going to be hitting the battleground states very hard, the state that gets the most federal observers of all will be the state of florida followed by pennsylvania. after that, ohio and tech texas so man
class taxes low, but will congress go along with higher taxes for the rich? plus, a long secret u.s. plan, get this, to explode an atomic bomb on the moon. what were they thinking? i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> today we may be at the tipping point for one of the most important decisions president obama needs to make as he begins his second term. on capitol hill republicans including moderate republicans are sending the president a clear warning, don't nominate susan rice to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. rice is the current u.s. ambassador to the united nations. she spent a second day meeting with senators trying to explain some of her inaccurate comments she made after the september 11th terrorist attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. cnn's senior congressional correspondent dana bash is joining us now from capitol hill with the very latest. what happened today, dana? >> reporter: wolf, it was one thing for susan rice to be criticized harshly yesterday by the three republicans she met with because they had been among her harshest c
, are going to be in the new york-new jersey area. the u.s. department of defense and the president have ordered this and there will be a ten-gallon limit. there's been a real problem for folks there trying to get gasoline in their cars, so that is certainly some good news as well. now more on superstorm sandy. take a look at these stunning before-and-after photos that we're just getting from google earth. this first one is from brick township, new jersey. on the right, if you look closely, you can see the cared remains of a neighborhood and some small fires still glowing. and this is on the new jersey coast, one of new jersey's barrier islands. you the see it now has a small river running through where a cluster of homes actually used to be. i actually saw that area for myself. it is something to see. the end of bridge you can see was also washed out. this is iconic seaside heights. look at the corner of the pier there where a roller coaster once was. on the rights side, you see it broke off right into the ocean and piles of debris washed up on to the beach. it's really an incredible si
in the way of success. on the day gerald ford became president of the u.s. at a time of national turmoil, this is what he said -- there is no way we can go forward except together. no way anyone can win except by serving the people's urgent needs. we cannot afford to go backward. we must go forward together. so said gerald ford. that is true today as it was back then. today the american people have many urgent needs. they need more jobs. they need economic certainty. they need opportunity and fairness. it is within our power to quickly address the urgent needs. it is one our power to forge an agreement now to middle-class families who can not afford a tax hike. we will ask the richest, most fortunate among us, pay a little extra to reduce the deficit and secure our economic future. it is in our power to push for an agreement that would protect certain tax deductions for families and businesses struggling. it is an hour powerful to forge an agreement to take a balanced approach to reduce spending. we could avert the fiscal cliff for 98% of american families in 97% of small businesses toda
. >> we have to go to break right now. we are just getting warmed up. you are watching the 2012 u.s. senate debate. we will wrap things up right after this. >> our next question comes from our panelists. >> i think this goes to the congressman. you touched on this mask cool fiscal cliff of large spending cuts. this could potentially cost the average person $3,500. will this happen? >> i will do everything i can to see that it doesn't happen. the effective have would be unimaginable. even the secretary of defense has said this is not a good idea. this is a fiscal cliff and this is serious. we need to be serious about it. that is why if we repeal obama care, we will have eliminated that problem. but a form of transportation, there was one individual that was making overcome $170,000. 18 months later, there was 1690 that were making over 170,000. we have a spending country in this -- is spending problem in this country. we need to control our spending first. i can give you all kinds of places where we have ways, fraud, and abuse. >> we cannot be allowed to go over the fiscal cliff. we
and we can all take care of what concerns all of us within the u.s. >> there's so much stake being put into the friday jobs numbers, a lot of anticipation, four days, the last jobs report number, four days before election day, is there still discussion or is there some temporary fallout from those jobs numbers, the unemployment rate may have ticked up, but at the same time there was job creation there. >> there are positives and there are negatives, when you see the jobs growth over 170,000, that's a good sign, going up from 7.8% is not a good sign. but if you look at the overall month over month unemployment, you will see that unimemployment has dropped in six of those states. except for north carolina and colorado you have a democratic governor. but the policies that are implemented by the white house as well as on a state and local level, jobs are being created. the question is what kinds of jobs are being created. you see retail, hospitality and leisure. you still need the big highways jobs, because you still have the big ticket items, homes, cars, that can really get an economy gr
that poor mr. romney is nothing but of that u.s. flake. flake.but a vacuous i voted for eisenhower when i was a young man. i worked in california for a movie actor who wanted to become governor. and i've seen nothing but the republican party in a degeneration mode. sarah palin. can you believe that? host: did you vote for ronald reagan in those years? caller: i voted for eisenhower. i voted for goldwater. the conscience of the conservative. now i see the degeneration of the republican party and it makes me sad because i believed in many of the principles. but the people that somehow they put forth by whatever forces there are controlling it, and i have no clue as to who is controlling it, it just dismays me and breaks my heart. host: let's hear from louis in oxon hill, md., on our independent line. caller: i'm going to vote for president obama. i believe in his vision. as a student, -- his prospects are so great for the country. every student should vote for him. in 2008, i voted for president obama and i am so pumped up again. i am so motivated. i am going to vote for president obama. i
. a changeover in governments and, frankly, also people have suspected for the last few years that the u.s. is disengaging from the region. president obama and secretary clinton are in asia which is this pivot to asia. and soap i think that what the united states wants to see here, they want to see can we take morsi, a muslim brotherhood leader, and make him into a constructive leader and can we use this? >> speaking from your expertise, given his background, is that a plausible skcenario for morsi? >> we could put aside his background because his background says, no. he came up through the ranks of the muslim brotherhood. no one expected him to be president but now he is president and the question is, is he going to act as president of egypt with national interests in mind or the ideology? he's so far been leaning in the idea of pragmatism. >> even with the statement today, robin, go ahead. >> the most important meeting hillary clinton will have will be in cairo and what's been so fascinating as this crisis has evolved, the communication between president obama and president morsi almost
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need to rethink this and it is hard to amend the u.s. constitution and the electoral college is in the u.s. constitution but there may be some things that can be done short of amending the constitution that can change that. we may have that result again. we have had it in the past. it will be interesting to see what the public reaction would be if you have a split decision here. that does not have to happen but it could. >> maybe you can give us your prediction as to the winner of the popular vote and by how much and then some of the key states. it can also mention colorado and wisconsin. where are the state going to go? >> i think if obama gets 310 electoral votes, it will not be that close in the electoral college. he does when ohio and he wins wisconsin. i do not know about virginia, colorado. i was in colorado this weekend, i have grandchildren in colorado. virginia is very close in the presidential race. i think obama wynns enough so he could crack 300 electoral votes. >> for jenna is close. one thing you got to remember last time is there was a huge margin for obama. ev
as a dismal failure certificate is drawn. just curious about your reaction to that. >> u.s. to take these first? >> a dismal failure part i think will be on the right to find us a dismal failure. it was about as dismal a failure as john kerry. their racism the difference between romney losing in bush winning, with just a slight demographic shift in the country from 2004 to 2012. looking not where the republicans go, again, i think the best way to approach a is to try to figure out how you deal with a group -- the key groups. if you done better among women and with the help of todd akin and richard murdoch, you look in their small part. immigration is gearing to the right on immigration and his unwillingness to have a discussion with the voters. with african-american voters and ronnie doesn't have anything to do with this. all the talk about voter suppression for democrats trying to cheat, just increase the turnout tremendously among african-american voters. >> two parts. one of the primary and one in the general that i thought really? the first would be the debate in which he sittin
senate races and look at what we see shaping up in the u.s. senate. with 79 percent of precincts reporting in florida. senator bill nelson keeps his seat. republican challenger congressman connie mack not able to make inroads in florida. west virginia. senator joe mansion also keeping his seat. 61%. the republican challenger, 36%. this was a rematch of a race between the two of them a couple of years ago. and in connecticut, congressman chris mervey. and 44% of the boat with 19 -- the ap has called that connecticut race. the ap has also called the race in maine with angus king. and for more, you can always go to our website. it can see the race, the balance of power, and -- and watch presidential results come in as well. >> boston, chicago, and here, that is where the party headquarters are located. the gentleman who headed up the house committee now speaking to supporters. let's listen in. >> not only did we rebuild before we passed them, but we made sure that the bills were about growing jobs, the american dream, and making things even better. tonight, the american people have
, they see ambivalence in the u.s. foreign policy and they don't see any particular reason to stop. we have tightened the sanctions, based on what was done in congress and the administration and those are starting to bite. but i wish we had gone to sanctions, these kines of very punishing sanctions a bit earlier, maybe we might see results by now. >> i am going to take a break but i am going to bring you back after that break because i would like to ask you about what happened in benghazi. some have suggested that history is repeating itself. 1979, to 2012, both years we saw an ambationz dormurderred. i would like to get your thoughts on that. quick commercial break and we'll be right back. ♪ [ male announcer ] it started long ago. the joy of giving something everything you've got. it takes passion. and it's not letting up anytime soon. at unitedhealthcare insurance company, we understand that commitment. and always have. so does aarp, an organization serving the needs of americans 50 and over for generations. so it's no surprise millions have chosen an aarp medicare supplement insurance
issues facing the u.s.. that is on c-span 2 at 9:00 a.m. eastern. also, a forum hosted by the bipartisan policy center. >> i want my -- to be intensely journalistic because unless you get out and look at what is going on, these days, you will miss the things that are influencing yourself and everybody else. >> best-selling author and drove arrest is live -- author and journalist is live. he will answer questions from the miami audience, sunday at tv. p.m. eastern on booked t >> new york senator chuck schumer. the vice chair of the democratic conference, hosted by the christian science monitor, to talk about the election, and the party's agenda. >> thank you for coming. charles schumer. his last visit with the group was wait too long ago in 2006, when he had just led the democratic senator campaign in efforts to boost the democratic population. readers of the almanac and american politics know he is the all model of the social justice group. our guest graduated from harvard college and harvard law. he was the youngest person since teddy roosevelt. he was elected to the house. in 1998, he
commander catholic war veterans of the u.s.a. william meeks, secretary vietnam veterans of america. john hamilton commander in chief foreign wars of the united states. national commander am vets. sam hunt blinded veterans association. john national commander army and navy union of the u.s.a. national commander non-commissioned officers, national commander the american legion, national commander military order of the purple heart of the u.s.a., national president fleet southeast reve association, national come dant marine corps league. national president military chaplains association, national president particle liesed veterans of america, national commander legion of valor of the u.s.a., commander and chief military order of the world wars, president national association for uniform services, the associate members of the committee are located in the boxes to my left. i'd like to ask the presidents and national commappeders of our associate members to be recognized. ladies and gentlemen please recognize our veterans national leadership with your applause. [applause] it is now my pleasure
to regions. and let's get going. together. >>> we're minding your business. u.s. stock markets closed mixed after being closed for two days because of superstorm sandy and u.s. stock futures are trading lower this market indicating markets will open at 9:30 a.m. eastern. >> a lot of places on the east coast, one of the things we've seen is long, long lines at gas stations. christine romans is here to tell us about it. >> you have half of the stations without power or closed in new jersey and parts of new york and you've got long, long lines. i saw them yesterday a half mile or more, reports of mile-long lines for gasoline. it's not necessarily a gas shortage, it's an inability to access the gas. why? because a lot of these -- a lot of them don't have any power and some are having logistics problems so gasoline coming out of the refinery but not getting to the gas stations, so we're told this is going to be a problem for the next few days. people are filling up their cars and gas cans because they're running generators and shane saws like crazy. new york, new jersey and connecticut, very woo
a local very, very liberal congresswoman running for the u.s. senate. i thought their turnout would be way up. they had a rally in madison, 18,000 people there. >> the student population there is up around 40,000 or $50,000. >> right. four years ago there were 80,000 people there. that means the rally four years ago was more than four times bigger than the rally this year. second example in madison. their absentee ballot turnout is down radically. the republican counties are up. i think paul ryan and frankly people in wisconsin, as you know as a good cheese head, people in wisconsin are very proud of the local boy doing well and i think ryan is likely to help carry the state. my guess is wisconsin will go for romney. >> president bill clinton, we brought up pennsylvania. i thought it unusual that he -- the fact that he was going to pennsylvania for president obama this late was actually case that the obama campaign was not so certain that that is locked up? >> the fact that romney was in bucks county sunday night for a huge rally, i think over 30,000 people, the fact that he's coming back
than 46 percent said the u.s. was on the wrong track. many voters we spoke with 38 percent said that unemployment was the top economic issue. 37 percent said that it was rising prices. voters with the prices favored the president. it was nearly four years since he left office more voters still blamed president bush with the economy then president obama 53 percent say george bush is more to blame than president obama. he tried blaming bush on the campaign trail for the weak economy. by a 10 percent he felt they were more in touch with people like them. 53 percent taking president obama compared to 43 percent for mitt romney. 28 percent of all voters were whites 50 percent voters were black and 10 percent were hispanic. strongly supporting president obama. >> the percentage of votes cast was the lowest going back to the year 1992. >> ladies? >> thank you very much, heather. >> patti ann? >> republican mitt romney says he is proud of the campaign he ran but voters have made another choice. >> katherine per rad dperada jos with more. >> we are here at the boston convention and ex po
bring people together. i won't just represent one party. i will represent one nation. [ chanting "u.s.a." ] throughout this campaign, using every argument he could think of, president obama has tried to convince you that these last four years have been a success. and so his plan for the next four years is to take all the ideas from his first time, the stimulus, borrowing, obamacare, all the rest and do them over again. he calls that plan forward. i call it forewarned. the same course we've been on will not lead to a better destination. the same path means $20 trillion in debt, it means crippling unemployment, depressed take-home values and devastated military. unless we change course, we could be looking at another recession. in his closing argument just this last week, president obama asked his supporters to vote for revenge. for revenge. instead i ask the american people to vote for love of country. [ crowd chanting "u.s.a." ] together we must lead america to a better place. we're only two days away from a fresh start, two days away from the first day of a new beginning. my convicti
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in the u.s. by popular vote voters in maine and maryland and washington approved gay marriage. it was approved by the lawmakers . now it is legal in district of columbia and ninitates and 30itates have constitutional amendments . prohibiting it. many expect it to land in the supreme court and in may we know that president obama was the first president to endorse same-sex marriage. >> gretchen: important cultural issues discuss. >> steve: and you can set up your own chum room in two states. certainly exciting. >> steve: republican party scored a major milestone. the gop holds 30 depov gov seats and highest for either party in a dozen of years. north carolina elected the first republican governor in two decades. mccowery defeated dalton and in indiana republican mike pence beat out john greg for governor. >> brian: history in new hampshire. first female all delegation. regaining the society show lost. democratic custer wins her seat. meanwhile the granite state electing a female gov. megy asan. >> gretchen: camelot return to wark wark. he defeated shawn belat. kennedy will fill
around the world. and you saw him during the 2012 u.s. campaign. he was campaign manager for the landslide reelection of california governor in 2006. before that a top political advice sor in the white house of george w. bush. he attended the university of delaware from 1988 to 1993. david plouffe crossed paths in schmidt in the late 1980's. he completed his political seasons degree and finned two years ago. he has completed two presidential bids. he was appointed as a senior advice sor to the president in the white house in 2011. he attended is the marks high school before serving in a wide viret of state and national political campaigns. i'm going to ask the two speakers this evening to speak and i had to decide who is going to go first and i decided to use a standard that anyone this this audience could mean and that is whoever has won the most recent presidential election gets to speak first. i think that's the fair enough thing to do so please welcome david plouffe and steve schmidt to the university of delaware. [applause] >> thank you for joining thus evening. it's
six weeks after a face to face showdown on the deadly raid in the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >> you said it an act of terror. it was not a spontanous demitration. >> please proceed, governor. >> i want to make sure we get that for the record. >> and while he is in town, he will meet with congressman paul ryan. they have kept in touch and at a are catching up somewhere off cap capt hill where ryan has returned to work. >> steve: i wonder if candy crowley will be invited. >> gretchen: it is a photop. it is disappointing in the sense. if it were president bill clinton, you might think that something. ideas might be exchanged with one another. >> steve: some folks suggest that maybe the president would offer him secretary of business. >> gretchen: really? wait a minute. what percentage of people watching right now think that president obama would offer mitt romney secretary of business. >> brian: that is. >> gretchen: that would be fantastic but i doubt it. >> brian: in reading his bio. one of the business mistake was working in the cabinet for president nixon. i am personally kind of d
: and with senator-elect deb fischer she will be 1 of 19 women in the u.s. senate, a record number and voters in connecticut will give us our youngest senator choosing democrat chris murphy, a member of congress right now, and now the democrats will hold on to control. nothing will change on the house side either where republicans will be in charge with lots of work to do. matt? >> all right. kelly o'donnell for us, thank you very much. elizabeth warren is now the senator-elect from massachusetts after defeating incumbent republican scott brown. senator-elect warren, good to see you, good morning to you and congratulations. >> thank you. good morning to you. >> you've become the first woman to be elected to the senate from massachusetts. you will hold a seat that was held for nearly 50 years by ted kennedy. at some point last night, as your victory was announced, you guaranteed that democrats would hold the senate. just talk to me about the significance of your win. >> well, this is a win for america's middle class. this is a win for every family that really has been hammered and chipped and
with ink from chase. >>> you hear the conversation every four years. u.s. residents with the age-old adage, if candidate x wins, i'm moving to canada. it is a sentiment that's been thrown around by republicans and democrats alike. what exactly does canada have that the u.s. doesn't? hockey. the canadian rockies, french fries smothered in gravy and cheese kurds. universal health care, subsidized education and justin bieber. what do canadians feel about the empty threats of people relocating to canada. we welcome my friend peter from toronto. >> good to see you, melissa. you see all the people behind you this morning who have been skating out on democracy plaza. they're just getting ready for the test at the border. >> it will be nice and cold up there. that's right. so peter, you and i actually shared inauguration day together on the cbc. i wanted -- it was interesting to me because it turns out that there is sort of an anti-canada thing occurring right now. i just want to show you quickliment americans for prosperity, which is supporting the romney campaign has an ad out that takes a woman
: astonishment. i mean, they were amazed that most u.s. states don't require voter id. they were confused about why there's no uniform system that each state kind of does its own thing, and they were puzzled by provisional ballots. that's where you walk in, and if your name's not on the voter rolls, you still have eligibility to vote, and then they check your status later on, if ever. they also commented on the lack of police presence at polling places, and they wondered how it is we keep people from sending in numerous ballots when you have mail-in ballots, and many, of course, have wondered the same thing. keep in mind, many of these observers come from countries where you give a thumb print to actually prove that you're a voters, you know, fingerprinted. and in gambia, megyn, they give you one marble, and you take that marble, and you put it in the jar that has your candidate's name on it, and they listen for that ding, right? because if they get more than one ding, they think maybe there's a little bit of -- megyn: funny business. >> reporter: you know, a little bit of -- megyn: hanky-panky
's first openly gay u.s. senator, defeating tommy thompson. >> and the key word there, "openly." and in maine, independent angus king easily won the senate seat. i am not bottled up on that one. >> the most important adverb of the morning. >> the most notable pickup for republicans was in nebraska where deb fischer flipped ben nelson's seat defeating bob kerrey. >> look at these numbers, mike, really quickly before we go to break. that race was getting close, we had heard, near the end. kerrey was catching up. but i'll tell you what, in all of these races, barack obama's coattails were long. in nebraska, you look at those numbers, you look at massachusetts, it wasn't even close in the end. mitt romney had no coattails. in fact, he had a really detrimental impact on a lot of these candidates. >> mitt romney lost in every state he's ever liver lived. >> that's a bad sign. >> do you think his dog's going to even look at him today? >> you know the guy who's in charge of the research committee for republican senate candidates? >> well, no, i don't, thank god. i mean, seriously. the
you know he wasn't the first? in fact, four u.s. presidents have been elected to office without winning the popular votes all in tight races like the one decide this had week, could it all happen again? presidential historian joins us with perspective, good morning to you, nick. >> good morning, gretchen. >> this just happened 12 years ago and many people have been speculating that president obama might win electorally, but mitt romney might win the popular vote. how do you see it? >> well, it's sort of becoming a trend as you mentioned, it happened 12 years ago and three other times in history and it could very well happen again. we see that mitt romney in a lot of the polls is leading, and we've seen other polls, obama is leading and depends where the electoral college, those eight swing states that people are talking about, ohio, new hampshire, virginia, others, depends what happens in those states. amazingly enough this election has turned into an election for about eight states. >> gretchen: and some people are upset about that and gins up the discussion, whether or not the
is in his job as u.s. senator. [applause] but more important than that i'm here as a mom and a citizen who is very concerned about the future for our kids and for our country. and i know and have come to see that mitt romney is the right candidate for us for president. he is the man with the record. [applause] . he is, right. mitt romney is the man with the record, the experience and the character to begin to turn things around, to begin to change things in wash wark, to break the gridlock abdomen make the change that is we need to get our country back on track so we all need to do everything that we can to be sure that he is elected as the next president of the united states. and what i like to think today is that we have five more days to avoid four more years. [applause] so it's just great to be here with all of you. it's great to feel this energy in ohio. it's going to be close but we are headed in the right direction. it's my pleasure to introduce a friend of mine and that is our special guest. you all know her. you all know she's our ohio born and bread. she went to ohio state here.
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